Elementary Principals and Work-Life Balance
Work-life balance (WLB) is a challenge for principals to navigate as the ever-increasing responsibilities require more time. Because time is limited, achieving balance between principals’ workloads and home responsibilities can cause significant stress. Often, women principals face additional challenges because of childcare and household responsibilities. To support principals in their practice and encourage them to enter and persist in the role, better policies and practices should be implemented. By providing more site level staff, fostering a culture where WLB is valued, releasing principals from non-essential obligations, and training principals to prioritize tasks, districts can help mitigate the overload principals experience.
Yang, Joyce Lee
"Women Elementary Principals and Work-Life Balance,"
Journal of Critical Issues in Educational Practice: Vol. 10
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/wie/vol10/iss1/2